Russian Olympic Committee Celebrates Chess Day: Karpov, Morozevich, Nepomniachtchi and Others Expected

Время публикации: 22.05.2015 13:44 | Последнее обновление: 22.05.2015 16:57

On 25 May the Russian Olympic Committee (ОКR) is organising a day of chess. Those involved in the various events include Arkady Dvorkovich, Kirsan Illyumzhinov, Anatoly Karpov, Alexander Morozevich, Ian Nepomniachtchi, OKR President Alexander Zhukov, and also the Rector of Moscow school "Skolkovo", Andrey Sharonov. 

The programme for the day is as follows.

At 13.00 opening words from Zhukov and Illyumzhinov.
From 13.30 to 15.00 Morozevich and Nepomniactchi will give simultaneous displays against young players, and there will also be a blitz tournament, including Zhukov, Illyumzhinov, Dvorkovich, RCF representative Mark Glukhovsky, and other chess lovers. 
At 14.45 there is what is being called the main event - the presentation of technology, which allows the running of pairs tournaments. In this discipline, the pairing Zhukov and Nepomniachtchi will take on Illyumzhinov and Morozevich.

Finally, at around 15.30, there will be a press conference with Zhukov, Illyumzhinov and double Olympic gold medallist Vyacheslav Fetisov.  


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